Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Memories?

Obviously this is not my memory but one my sister had.  

I guess I've always been a big fan of summer!  This is, an admittedly not very clear, picture of me around 1945 or 1943.  I think it was taken in my Nanu's backyard.  My sister probably took it with her Kodak Brownie camera.

This is the way little girls dressed in the '40's and '50's.  As I recall I was not great at staying clean.  The mud was calling even way back when.


Speaking of mud....I have made a clay drying area on some of my shelves.  My heat lamps are pointing up to underneath the shelf above.  The reflected light is quite even and not too hot.  I also have a small fan blowing away the moisture.  Of course, when (note the positive when and not if) the sun comes out I can get everything dried in a day.

I inadvertently left the little witches on the shelf.  I guess they are guardians of the clay to keep it from drying too much!


We are supposed to have sun by the Fourth of July.......we'll see, grasshopper......we'll see.

Enjoy the day, and as always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

12 comments:

  1. Sun? What's that?!
    great photo, man I used to love to swing!

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    1. Hi Tracy....I can see blue sky as I write this!

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  2. I love the witches. You are clever to give them guardian's job! Now you sound like British people! ; ) I really hope the sun will shine on you soon! : )

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    1. Hi Midori....Thanks. The guardian job was inadvertent, but any port in a storm!

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  3. i really do miss the summer sun, well, not that I miss the 107 we had last year at this time.
    Thank goodness we allow girls to dress in other clothes now. Not that those dresses and shoes were not adorable.
    Humm, no wonder my mother use to find me with no clothes on- off playing in the mud....

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    1. Hi Meredith....The sun will come again....yes it will! The clothes were darling but.....

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  4. I can relate to those outfits even if I am a bit younger. Mud was always a big attractor for me too, especially with frilly ankly sox on and patent leather shoes....LOL...swing looks nice. xox

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    1. Hi Corrine....I think a lot of us were mud babies!

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  5. I still love seeing little girls all dressed up in frilly dresses, ankle socks, and patent leather shoes... even if they like to play in the mud. I think it's a little sad that it's a fading tradition.

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    1. Hi Michele....It's cute for special occasions.

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  6. haha! I loved it that our two good minds thought alike. Sometimes that happens.... good luck on reclaiming the clay- it's an art isn't it, figuring out and timing the right consistency to rewedge it....

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    1. Hi Amy...Yesterday was sunny and perfect for drying clay. I hope you were able to take advantage of it.

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